Winter Holidays in Finland

Boasting magnificent national parks, snow-covered wilderness, and glimpses of the Northern Lights, our Finland winter activity holidays are as magical as you might expect. Whether you settle in the heart of the Finnish Lapland or the rustic Basecamp Oulanka, you'll revel in traversing these Narnia-esque landscapes.

Each of our Finland winter tours offers something for everyone. Both of our locations are famed for their serene natural beauty and incredible wildlife - you could spot reindeer, moose, and Arctic hares while out on your adventures.

Our winter trips to Finland run for a total of seven nights, but the memories will last you a lifetime. You could stay in the family-run Yllashumina hotel, hand-picked by us for its hearty Lappish buffets and relaxing traditional sauna. Alternatively, catch up on your rest in wooden lodges amongst silent, snow-caked forests.

Having crafted and delivered unforgettable holiday experiences since 1985, you can rely on us to help you experience your dream adventure. From winter family holidays in Finland to solo adventures, get in touch with our team today to start planning yours.

What can I do during a Finland winter holiday?

Whether it's snowshoeing or having huskies guide you through the pristine landscape, you're free to design our winter tours to suit your sense of adventure. We hand-pick the locations and activities for our Finland winter holiday packages to ensure you enjoy your stay to the fullest. Look at what you can get up to during your winter break below:


There are few places better for cross-country skiing in Finland than the resort of Yllas. With over 300km of trails waiting to be explored, you'll have the choice of gentle, flat terrain, demanding downhills, and mystical night-time trails in an area that offers the world's cleanest air. Being only 200km from the Arctic Circle, you may even be lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights as they perform their ethereal dance across the sky.

Basecamp Oulanka

Stay in a beautiful lodge in Basecamp Oulanka, which overlooks the breath-taking Juuma Lake. Enjoy a variety of pursuits including dogsledding and snowmobiling at Oulanka National Park without hardly seeing another soul. Plus, you can take part in our Citizen Science Departures, allowing you to get involved in the collection of freshwater samples during your stay. You'll be contributing both locally and globally to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity.

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Cross-country skiing in Lapland
Finland: Finland

Cross-country skiing in Lapland

Superb, family-run hotel in a typical Finnish village in the heart of snow sure Lapland. Option to try out different snow activities during your stay.



  • Holiday codeK07FL
  • Holiday typeWinter snow holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Excellent for
  • From US$2285per person, tour only

  • 16 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Breakfast and 7 evening meals
  • Route notes provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Finland Winter Holidays

    Overall customer rating, based on 16 reviews

Frequently asked questions

What clothes should I take for a winter holiday in Finland?

It's no secret that snow and cold temperatures are to be expected on your winter holiday, so ensure you pack lots of thermal layers and a heavy-duty winter coat. Hiking or ski trousers are also an essential and must be warm, comfortable, and waterproof.

A sturdy pair of boots will certainly come in handy, along with plenty of warm socks. Don't forget your gloves, scarf, or balaclava and a windproof hat.

Is Finland worth visiting in winter?

Of course! Finland is the ultimate winter wonderland destination and will make for a truly magical holiday. You'll enjoy an array of winter activities, from Arctic swimming and dogsledding to skiing and snowmobiling. Our Finland winter trips only depart during the winter months.

Is it expensive to visit Finland?

Whilst Finland can be an expensive country to visit, when you book with Headwater, all your travel arrangements are sorted for you. This includes your flights, accommodation, and activities. All you do is pay for the price of your holiday, and we'll sort the rest!

How many days in Finland is enough?

Our winter holidays to Finland offer seven-night stays, in which you can take part in an array of activities as you make lifelong memories. You can spend your days admiring the beautiful landscapes and having fun in the snow - a week-long winter holiday will certainly do the country justice!

What is the best month to visit Finland?

We recommend visiting Finland between December to March to get the most out of your winter holiday. The most idyllic festive time to be in Lapland is during December to mid-January, where you can enjoy Christmas celebrations with your loved ones.

February and March offer longer days with a few more hours of light compared to the festive months. Plus, you'll be more likely to spot the Northern Lights during this time due to the equinox.

What to expect from your winter holiday in Finland?

If you've always wanted to visit Finland but have no idea where to begin, our Finland winter adventure holidays could be what you're looking for. Ideal for those who enjoy taking part in exciting activities, our winter holidays make for an unforgettable time.

Each of our skiing and winter snow holidays feature a full itinerary. You'll be provided with all the equipment to take part in your winter activities, with teachers on-hand to assist beginners. You'll also be free to do self-exploration, so you can admire the area at your own pace.

When you book with Headwater, you can expect an excellent level of service. We want to make your winter holiday as smooth as possible, with benefits including:

  • Hotel accommodation included and pre-booked by us
  • All breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals included
  • Equipment hire for activities
  • Optional flights and airport transfers

What should I pack for a winter holiday in Finland?

We recommend you pack the following for your Finland winter trip:

  • Heavy-duty winter coat
  • Base layers and thermals
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Sturdy walking boots and warm socks
  • Gloves, hat, and scarf
  • Winter activity gear (for skiing, snowboarding etc.)
  • Hand warmers
  • Small backpack

Why choose Headwater for your Finland winter holiday?

With almost 40 years' experience creating expertly crafted itineraries, you can rely on us to provide you with a memorable winter holiday for all the family. Book online with us today to prepare and plan your next excursion.

Satisfied customers - Our excellent customer service means we've achieved a rating of 4.6 on Feefo. Look at our reviews to see for yourself!

Exciting destinations - Our five-step approval process helps us to find the best locations for your magical winter holiday. Our hand-picked accommodation will ensure you have a relaxing time away in between all the exciting activities.

We'll arrange your flights - We'll take care of the entire booking process, including the booking of your flights, so you'll have a hassle-free winter holiday.

Award-winning provider - Our adventure tours have been rewarded by the British Travel Awards, having received prizes for Best Travel Company to Central/Western Europe and Best Company for UK Breaks Holidays.

Sustainability at our heart - We're always working towards reducing the impact that our tours have on the environment and are working hard to become Nature Net Positive. We're committed to running sustainable tours, which is part of our People, Places & Planet plan.

ABTA- and ATOL-protected - You can book your Finland winter holiday with confidence, as each of our holidays are ABTA- and ATOL-protected. Don't forget to read all about your rights when booking with us.

Helping communities - We want to make a difference in disaster relief and social and conservation causes, which is why we set up the Exodus Travels Foundation to give back to communities around the world.